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Redescription of Paraclupea chetungensis, an Early Clupeomorph from the Lower Cretaceous of Southeastern China

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Redescription of Paraclupea chetungensis, an Early Clupeomorph from the Lower Cretaceous of Southeastern China


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A reexamination and redescription of the Early Cretaceous clupeomorph Paraclupea chetungensis from southeastern China based on newly prepared specimens reveals a number of characters it shares with Ellimmichthys longicostatus (Cope, 1886) from eastern Brazil and Ellimmichthys goodi (Eastman, 1912) from West Africa (Equatorial Guinea) but not with Diplomystus (from western North America, eastern China, and the Middle East). These characters are summarized in a differential diagnosis of Paraclupeinae, a new subfamily within Paraclupeidae Chang and Chou, 1977. Revised diagnoses for Paraclupeidae and Paraclupea are also provided. Among the three paraclupeine species revised here, Ellimmichthys longicostatus and Ellimmichthys goodi share more putatively derived characters with each other than either does with Paraclupea chetungensis, thus indicating the monophyly of Ellimmichthys. Because of the close relationship between Paraclupea and Ellimmichthys, we find the family name Ellimmichthyidae Grande, 1982 to be a subjective junior synonym of Paraclupeidae Chang and Chou, 1977

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A reexamination and redescription of the Early Cretaceous clupeomorph Paraclupea chetungensis from southeastern China based on newly prepared specimens reveals a number of characters it shares with Ellimmichthys longicostatus (Cope, 1886) from eastern Brazil and Ellimmichthys goodi (Eastman, 1912) from West Africa (Equatorial Guinea) but not with Diplomystus (from western North America, eastern China, and the Middle East). These characters are summarized in a differential diagnosis of Paraclupeinae, a new subfamily within Paraclupeidae Chang and Chou, 1977. Revised diagnoses for Paraclupeidae and Paraclupea are also provided. Among the three paraclupeine species revised here, Ellimmichthys longicostatus and Ellimmichthys goodi share more putatively derived characters with each other than either does with Paraclupea chetungensis, thus indicating the monophyly of Ellimmichthys. Because of the close relationship between Paraclupea and Ellimmichthys, we find the family name Ellimmichthyidae Grande, 1982 to be a subjective junior synonym of Paraclupeidae Chang and Chou, 1977

Fieldiana series has been published as Geological Series by Field Columbian Museum (1895-1909) and Field Museum of Natural History (1909-1943), and as Fieldiana: Geology by Chicago Natural History Museum (1945-1966) and Field Museum of Natural History (1966-1978). Fieldiana Geology New Series No. 1 began June 29, 1979


Volume Fieldiana, Geology, new series, no. 37
Publisher Chicago, Ill. : Field Museum of Natural History
Pages 32
Possible copyright status In copyright. Digitized with permission of the Chicago Field Museum. Contact dcc@library.illinois.edu for information.
Language English
Call number 4039749
Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Book contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Collection biodiversity; fieldiana

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